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Future Free Agents: Karl Alzner

Embed from Getty Images Future Free Agents is a semi-regular feature on NHLNumbers profiling players from 2017’s potential free agency class.  With Brent Burns signed in San Jose, the 2017 unrestricted free agent defenceman market gets very thin very fast. You have Kevin Shattenkirk as your clear cut top option, especially for those teams who need…

Future (Restricted) Free Agents: Leon Draisaitl

Embed from Getty Images With a three-point performance last night in Philadelphia, Leon Draisaitl upped his season total to 25 points, good for 15th in the league and second in the Pacific Division behind only teammate Connor McDavid.  This is an excellent sign for the Oilers, obviously, because Draisaitl is producing like the player the organization…

Future Free Agents: Kevin Shattenkirk

Embed from Getty Images Future Free Agents is a semi-regular feature on NHLNumbers profiling players from 2017’s potential free agency class.  Since Brent Burns inked a wooly mammoth of a contract extension with the San Jose Sharks a couple of weeks ago, the spotlight shifts to Kevin Shattenkirk.  The St. Louis Blues’ right-handed, puck-moving defenceman is…

Top to Bottom: The Overachievers and Underachievers After One Month

Embed from Getty Images It’s more of a ‘Bottom to Top’ but ‘Top to Bottom’ sounds better. This is a monthly feature where I’ll do a dive into each team’s underlying numbers to see if they match up with where they currently sit in the standings.  It’s been one month. At this point, we can, in most…

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Breaking Down Summer 2016: Metropolitan Division

Embed from Getty Images This article is part of a four-part series that lists all of the transactions made by each NHL team and discusses what each team’s offseason means in the context of their division. Information and data was taken from: NHL Numbers, Hockey Reference, General Fanager, Hockey Analysis, Corsica, TSN, and Rotowire. Also,…

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Breaking Down Summer 2016: Central Division

Embed from Getty Images This article is part of a four-part series that lists all of the transactions made by each NHL team and discusses what each team’s offseason means in the context of their division. Information and data was taken from: NHL Numbers, Hockey Reference, General Fanager, Hockey Analysis, Corsica, TSN, and Rotowire. Also,…

Breaking Down Summer 2016: Pacific Division

Embed from Getty Images This article is part of a four-part series that lists all of the transactions made by each NHL team and discusses what each team’s offseason means in the context of their division. Information and data was taken from: NHL Numbers, Hockey Reference, General Fanager, Hockey Analysis, Corsica, TSN, and Rotowire. Also,…

NHLNumbers is looking for contributors

Embed from Getty Images NHLNumbers is looking for contributors! Throughout the history of the site we’ve had an impressive roster of writers, many of which have gone on to earn full-time jobs in journalism, working for NHL and CHL teams, and other industry jobs. Now, we’re looking to expand and continue this tradition by adding some new players…

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Because It’s The Cap: Edmonton Oilers

Embed from Getty Images Over the next month, we at NHLnumbers are going to be taking a look at where each team in the league currently stands based on what we learned from them last season, and where they realistically can and should go this summer with the resources and cap space they have. It’s…

Future Free Agent Profiles: Teddy Purcell

Embed from Getty Images At the end of the 2014-15 season, there wasn’t much positive to be said about Teddy Purcell. In his first season with the Edmonton Oilers, he scored 12 goals and 22 assists in 82 games, which was by far his lowest point-per-game production total since breaking into the league with the…